Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.
Two more Hopkinton traditions were canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Friends of Hopkinton announced that Hopkinton Family Day will not held this September. And while no official announcement has been made yet, the July 4 Horribles Parade is off as well, Town Manager Norman Khumalo told the Independent yesterday.
The Select Board met last night, and we have a roundup of news to come out of the meeting. Among the highlights: Health Department director Shaun McAuliffe said he is working with Parks and Rec to safely open summer programs, Tim Kilduff introduced a plan to have a Hopkinton-only marathon for Boston Marathon charity runners in September, and the board supported a plan to expand outdoor dining options for local restaurants, using parking lots, driveways and even sidewalks.
Hopkinton Public Schools superintendent Carol Cavanaugh emailed the schools community this morning to address the race-related protests around the nation and make families aware that school counselors are available to respond to students’ needs. Wrote Cavanaugh: “I ask you to affirm for our children that Black Lives Matter.”
Video of the Day: A health care worker surprises her two daughters, who had spent the last nine weeks living with a relative to avoid contracting COVID-19.
Music Video of the Day: Here’s Todd Rundgren with “I Saw the Light.” Enjoy.